Flee or die the cruel choice in jihad-hit Burkina Faso
Djibo, a dusty town in northern Burkina Faso, has become a byword for suffering in this impoverished country's seven-year-old struggle with jihadism, which has forced an estimated 300,000 people to flee their homes. Among them is Boureima, head of a family of 43 people -- seven men, 13 women and 23 children. They abandoned their village of Gassalpalik, 70 kilometres (44 miles) from Djibo, eventually washing up in Yagma, a village about 30 kms north of the capital Ouagadougou.
Burkina Faso coup leaders given lengthy jail sentences
Two senior allies of Burkina Faso's deposed former president Blaise Compaore were sentenced to 10 and 20 years in prison respectively on Monday for organising a 2015 coup attempt against a transitional government.
Burkina Faso urged to avoid curbs on security reporting
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged Burkina Faso's government to nix a bill that would impose stiff prison sentences on reporters for "demoralizing" security services battling a strengthening jihadist insurgency.
Songs produced behind bars earn convict street cred in Burkina Faso
In a time of talent shows, the Ouagadougou prison and correctional facility known as MOCO is home to Burkina Faso's latest musical find - Roland Tapsoba, AKA 'Rolbi'.
Boosting rice production in Nigeria
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has commissioned the second phase of the Competitive African Rice initiative which will be implemented in four countries; Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania. Richard Ogundele, Founder and CEO of JMSF Agribusiness Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to explore ways Nigeria can take advantage of this move to boost its rice production.
Attacks in Burkina Faso — a simmering Islamist conflict
Six people killed in a Sunday church service were the latest victims of terrorist attacks in northern Burkina Faso. While the attacks haven't made headlines, observers say they show rising insecurity in the region.
Eco Africa - The environment magazine
On this week's edition of Eco Africa we check out solar lamps in Burkina Faso, a woman making furniture from plastic bottles in Cameroon, and France's first 'solidarity fridge'.
'A continent in tears' with all African teams out of World Cup
And Burkina Faso news site Wakat Séra writes of "bitterness for Africa" after the continent's elimination from the World Cup.
Let there be light: Solar lamps help power Burkina Faso
More than one billion people worldwide still have no access to electricity. This lack of power continues to slams the breaks on development, particularly across Africa. In Burkina Faso, though, solar lamps are offering an all-important ray of light at the end of the tunnel.